Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Monster Zucchini

My Sister and Dad made the six-hundred-something mile trip this past Saturday to visit us!

It was great to see them, although I did neglect the farm stuff a bit.  The barn / gardening chores took a backseat to family fun.  Chores that involved animals didn't change much except maybe occuring a little bit later than usual.

Gardening stuff was only done to the extent that I kept everything watered as to avoid my entire vegetable crop withering from the heat, drying to a crisp and blowing away in the desert like heat and occasional convection oven wind.
Do you know what you get when you fail to look over your squash garden for five days?  This:

Or to put it in better perspective:
Geezus Momma, what am I supposed to do with this?

The heat didn't waver for my family visit either; 100 degree temps the entire time.  We did manage to take a trip to the local spring swimming hole though, and it was quite refreshing.

Dad and Christine left yesterday morning so I had all of yesterday to get back into the swing of things.  Did the laundry, cleaned up a bit, made some bread, chopped up some yellow squash and zucchini for last night's dinner and made a quiche for Paul's breakfast this morning (which included zucchini, imagine that). 

Quiche is not only one of my favorite breakfast (or brunch, or lunch, or dinner) items, but it's a great way to use up the milk, cheese and eggs we seem to have in abundance during the summer.  It also keeps well in the fridge so I like to make it the evening before so I don't have to make breakfast in the morning.  Lazy?  Maybe.  Smart?  Yep.


  1. LOVE that picture with the "Geezus Mama!" face! That's one big ol' zucchini!!

  2. Awe, she has a sister! ;)
    Holy Moly that thing is a giant! And they are sneaky too! One day none, next day run for your life!!

  3. Yeah, those zuc's are some sneaky things. Hiding under things and growing like mad before you know it. WOW! I had to laugh when I saw that picture!

  4. Holy zucchini Batman!!! Wow! I was excited to pick my 7 inch cucumber yesterday LOL That was nothing compared to this!

  5. Wow! That is a monster! I have a cucumber that could be it's little sister!

  6. I swear, that zucchini wasn't any bigger than a cucumber (not tami's cucumber though) when I last saw it. Someone must have switched it. Or we have some sort of radioactive dirt. Too bad it doesn't work the same on my blueberries and fruit trees though.

  7. Sorry Dad and I didn't help you with any of the chores, but it WAS Africa-Hot when we were there! Swimming-hole was GREAT!!!!